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NSU College of Pharmacy Students to Raise Money for Earthquake Relief in China

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy students have started a relief fund to raise money for the victims of the recent 7.9-magnitude earthquake in China.

The pharmacy students, who will be traveling to Beijing on June 7 to study traditional Chinese medicine, are raising money for food, medicine, potable water, blankets and temporary shelter for those who have been affected by Monday’s earthquake, which has killed more than 22,000 people in Sichuan Province.

The students are working with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine to coordinate the relief efforts.

“Since we are going to study in China next month, the earthquake impacts us more personally,” said Tami Houser, a third-year pharmacy student who started the relief fund. “Helping the victims is the right thing for us to do.”

Leanne Lai, Ph.D., an NSU professor of pharmacy who is in charge of the Study Abroad Program and directing this year’s follow up visit to China said, “Our pharmacy students want to reach out to the people of China in their time of need. This tragedy affects us all.”

Houser and 47 other NSU pharmacy students will be traveling to China next month to learn about holistic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, Tai Chi, massage therapy and herbal medicine in the real-world setting. The trip, which includes an extensive curriculum, will last 21 days.

Going to China, Lai said, will help the students integrate traditional Chinese medicine, which has been rising in popularity, into Western medicine.

Those wishing to make a donation can contact Leanne Lai at 954-262-1178.

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Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5354, 954-830-4177, kennma@nova.edu